AUSTIN, Texas—Applauding his strong, conservative record and forceful advocacy for Texans in Washington, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler for re-election to Congress.

“During his time in Congress, Louie Gohmert has been a consistent and forceful advocate for taxpayers, and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility is proud to endorse him for re-election,” said Cary Cheshire, vice president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. “Texans can be sure Louie Gohmert will continue to fight on the frontlines to limit government, defend citizens’ liberties, and protect their wallets.”

Gohmert was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected by strong margins ever since, due to his strong record of standing up for the voters and values of East Texas. Running for his ninth term representing the cherry-red 1st Congressional District, Gohmert faces only token opposition in the Republican primary.

Should he win, Gohmert would be heavily favored to defeat his Democrat opponent in the November general election.

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility’s decision to endorse Gohmert and other incumbents in their re-election races comes after a diligent review of the lawmaker’s voting record, advocacy record, and feedback from district constituents.

More about our endorsement process and other endorsed candidates can be viewed here.